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ACT Scores for Admission to Four-Year Arkansas Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for Arkansas

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Wingo Hall at the University of Central Arkansas

Wingo Hall at the University of Central Arkansas

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Whether you had straight "A"s or a bunch of "C"s in high school, Arkansas has some excellent college options. The schools in the table below range from those that accept nearly all applicants to a few that are quite selective. The table can help you see how you measure up to other students in Arkansas. The side-by-side comparison shows ACT scores for the middle 50% of matriculated students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission. If your scores are a little below the bottom number, Keep in mind that 25% of enrolled students have scores below those listed.

Also remember that ACT scores are just one part of the application. The admissions officers at some of Arkansas's more selective colleges will want to see a strong academic record, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation. Factors such as legacy status and demonstrated interest can also make a difference.

Note that the ACT is far more popular in Arkansas than the SAT.

You can also check out these other ACT links:

ACT Comparison Charts: the Ivy League | top universities | top liberal arts colleges | more top liberal arts | top public universities | top public liberal arts colleges | University of California campuses | Cal State campuses | SUNY campuses | More ACT charts

Most data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

Arkansas Colleges ACT Scores (mid 50%)
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Composite English Math
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Arkansas Baptist College Open Admissions
Arkansas State University 20 25 21 27 19 25
Arkansas Tech 18 25 18 25 18 25
Central Baptist College 19 23 17 24 17 23
Ecclesia College Test-Optional Admissions
Harding University 22 28 22 30 21 27
Henderson State University 18 24 18 25 18 24
Hendrix College 26 32 26 34 24 31
John Brown University 22 28 21 30 20 26
Lyon College 23 29 23 31 22 27
Ouachita Baptist University 21 28 22 31 20 27
Philander Smith College Open Admissions
Southern Arkansas University 18 24 19 25 18 24
University of Arkansas 23 28 22 29 23 28
University of Arkansas at Little Rock 19 25 19 27 18 25
University of Arkansas at Monticello Open Admissions
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 14 19 13 20 15 18
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith 19 24 19 25 18 24
University of Central Arkansas 20 26 20 27 18 25
University of the Ozarks 20 25 20 26 18 25
Williams Baptist College 19 25 19 25 17 24
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